LAK­SHMI + VI­NAY

From a vi­brant, tra­di­tional Hindu cer­e­mony to an el­e­gant west­ern cel­e­bra­tion, this was a whole week­end of love!

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When your groom ar­rives on a horse, you know it’s go­ing to be a truly amaz­ing day. That was how Vi­nay made his en­trance at this cou­ple’s big day, to a back­drop of guests dancing to the beat of drums. The tra­di­tional Hindu cer­e­mony that fol­lowed was full of colour and mean­ing­ful mo­ments. But it didn’t end there. Lak­shmi and Vi­nay cel­e­brated again the next day with a so­phis­ti­cated civil cer­e­mony and re­cep­tion that was another chance to pro­fess their love in front of fam­ily and friends (even their pup­pies at­tended as sur­prise, and very cute, ring bear­ers!) – and, of course, cel­e­brate.

HINDU WED­DING DATE Nov 27, 2015.

PHO­TOG­RA­PHER Sor­rento Wed­ding Pho­tog­ra­phy (sor­ren­towed­dings.com.au). “Shan­non and Chris didn’t miss a beat.”

SARI Pothys in Chen­nai, In­dia (pothys. com) and head­wear from Chen­nai.

HAIR & MAKEUP Caro­line Pon­nadu­rai (0411 808 302). “She was a fam­ily friend.”

STA­TIONERY In­dian Wed­ding Card (in­di­an­wed­ding­card.com).

FLOW­ERS Joe Leuzzi Flow­ers (03 9328 8922). “The tem­ple supplied gar­lands.”

CER­E­MONY Sri Vakrathunda Vi­naya­gar Tem­ple, The Basin, Vic (mel­bournev­inaya­gar.org.au). “It was so in­ti­mate.”

CIVIL WED­DING DATE Nov 28, 2015.

DRESS Dress from Ber­nadette Pi­menta Cou­ture (bernadet­tepi­menta.com.au), and veil from Mar­i­ana Hard­wick (mar­i­ana hard­wick.com.au). “I felt re­ally spe­cial.”

HAIR & MAKEUP Hair by Maria Kara­bat­sakis (03 9882 6000), and makeup by Mer­ton Muaremi (mer­ton­muaremi. com). “It was nat­u­ral, but glam.”

GROOM’S SUIT MJ Bale (mjbale.com).

BRIDESMAID DRESSES Ber­nadette Pi­menta Cou­ture (bernadet­tepi­menta. com.au). “We wanted shades of pink.”

FLOW­ERS Sarah at Casa Verde Flow­ers (casaverdef low­ers.com.au).

CER­E­MONY, RE­CEP­TION & CATER­ING En­core St Kilda, St Kilda, Vic (en­cor­est kilda.com.au). “It’s modern and on-trend.”

CELEBRANT Myly Nguyen (03 9327 2969). “She’s a close friend’s mother.”

CAKE Ab Fab Cakes (ab­fab­cakes.com.au).

EN­TER­TAIN­MENT Nat Pike (0430 179 531).

GUESTS 190.

“My sari was sim­i­lar to my mum’s own wed­ding sari.”

“We had an in­cred­i­ble tra­di­tional cer­e­mony.”

“Our pup­pies were the ring bear­ers. They were to­tally adorable!”

“Pink flow­ers and splashes of gold re­ally brought the room to life.”

“We were blessed with a beau­ti­ful Mel­bourne sun­set.”

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